What started in 1940 as an unrelenting drive to design a portable bike pump quickly gained momentum and public appeal so that by 1950, Miranda & Irmão, Lda. became a registered company. From there the company expanded with the foresight to develop products that met the demand of the rapidly rising motorcycle industry. The most significant development from that period was the electronic speedometer, a first-of-its-kind at that time.
By the 1960’s Miranda was on a path to success, having increased its industrial space, which enabled Miranda to develop its manufacturing capabilities and enter a new product range that included motorcycle headlamps, speedometers, grips, switches, and horns, among others.
The introduction of plastic injection technology in 1978 brought a new surge of development to this already thriving company. That year Miranda also began developing hydraulic brakes for motorcycles. Later in the 1990’s, Miranda further expanded its product range by introducing v-brakes, cantilever brakes, and brake levers.
By 2000, in response to market demand, Miranda installed the equipment and technology for cold forging aluminum and introduced v-brakes and brake levers using that technology.
Miranda has since extended production to a new range of bicycle brakes, cranksets, seat posts and hydraulic bicycle brakes, and has been aggressively going after the mid-range and high-end bicycle components market.
In addition to increasing its product range, Miranda has grown its staff to 200 at its massive headquarters in Águeda, Portugal. This isn't the end though. With an objective to enhance Miranda's vision to promote bicycle mobility, to reduce car traffic, and to encourage employees to ride more, plans for a new e-bike area are already underway in Águeda.
These days Miranda supplies most of Europe's top bicycle brands, and exports its products to a wide range of countries. With each year, Miranda has successfully grown and strengthened its reputation as a quality manufacturer and reliable partner.
First established as an individual business in 1940
Manufactured its first bicycle components
Expanded production to a wide range of new products
Introduced plastic injection technology into manufacturing process
Expanded product range to include V-brakes, cantilever brakes, and levers
Introduced the equipment and technology for cold forging aluminum
Debuted e-bikes components, Clickpost®, hydraulic disc brakes
Introduced the world's first modular crankset for both road and mountain bikes
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